Joint Graduate Program (MPT)
Program of Study
The department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology (MMI), in partnership with the faculty from the department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VPB), now called Molecular Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Graduate Program (MPT), offers a comprehensive graduate program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. This program provides individualized training that is strongly oriented toward basic research in molecular and cellular biology, immunology and host-parasite interactions. Graduates completing this training are prepared to pursue challenging and rewarding professional careers that involve research and teaching at supervisory levels in both the academic and private sectors.
Students are selected for admission into the MPT program based on their potential to conduct high-quality, independent research. To be considered for the Life Sciences Fellowship, application packets must be completed by January 15th. The admissions committee will continue to review completed application packets for fall enrollment based on the amount of funding available. To be considered for admission, applicants must have submitted a completed application packet and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. If you would like to receive more information about our program please contact Jana Clark.
All graduate students accepted into the MPT program are financially supported while they are making acceptable research progress. Graduate students who are not supported by fellowships receive stipends of $25,000. Tuition and health insurance fees for residential/nonresidential students are waived for all qualifying full-time graduate student in MPT. Students are responsible for paying incidental fees (recreation facility, student activity, student health fee, and information technology).